With pets from the UK to Spain, returning via Switzerland

Courier Shane recently set off with pets from the UK to Spain, returning via Switzerland with dogs and cats on board. Mango, Coco, Lola and Cam, 4 dogs from England to Spain This charming canine quartet travelled with us from London to Barcelona to rejoin Avila and Joan, and the rest of the family. Lovely Lola, a 17-years-old Breton Spaniel, is the senior member of the group Gorgeous Cam, very alert Coco and Mango reunited with Avila Cuddles for Lola on arrival in Spain Looks like everyone's set to have some [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:22:54+01:00Monday, May 9, 2022|pet travel, pet travel by road|4 Comments

Pets travelling to and from Greece, Italy, Malta, France, Spain — and Havana

Over recent weeks our couriers have been out and about with pets travelling to and from Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain — and Havana. Tommy, a dog from the UK to Greece Delightful Pug Tommy travelled with courier Shane from Nottingham to Athens. Tommy's trip with us was arranged at the last minute when his owners learned that, being a Pug, Tommy wasn't allowed to fly. But they couldn't bear to leave him behind in London. Like English and French Bulldogs, Boxers, Boston Terriers and some other breeds, Pugs are brachycephalic dogs (or brachy dogs). Their shortened snouts and flattish faces [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:29:30+01:00Tuesday, April 26, 2022|frequent travellers, pet air travel, pet travel|11 Comments

European pet travel in March with cats, dogs and a tortoise

European pet travel in March with cats, dogs and a tortoise Here we are catching you up on European pet travel in March, with pets travelling to and from France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland. Coco, a dog from Switzerland to the UK Chihuahua Coco is a regular Animalcouriers passenger. This pretty girl is a little bit fussy about who she likes, but fortunately she's grown quite fond of courier Ricardo, who is now Coco's designated driver on her trips between Zurich and London. Coco tucks in Owner Stacy happy to be reunited with Coco in London [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:35:56+01:00Monday, April 4, 2022|pet travel|14 Comments

Stop press: people fleeing Ukraine can now bring their pets to the UK

This blog post was updated on 21 April 2022. The UK government has put emergency support in place for people fleeing Ukraine so that they can now bring their pets to the UK. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) issued a press release late yesterday, 15 March. Key points: The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is providing quick approvals to expedite the emergency licence process and quarantine arrangements. The government will cover the costs of any necessary stays in quarantine for the pets of those fleeing Ukraine, as well as the costs of microchipping and vaccination. [...]

By |2022-05-23T12:00:51+01:00Wednesday, March 16, 2022|pet travel, quarantine services, war in Ukraine|15 Comments

Taking two dogs to Greece, returning with a dog and six cats

Courier Paul recently took two dogs to Greece, returning with a dog and a cat from Greece and another five cats collected in Italy. Luno, a dog from Coventry to Crete On retiring, Gavin decided to relocate from Coventry to the Greek island of Crete, and asked us to transport his beloved Luno. Courier Paul delivered Luno to Chris's Animal Hotel in Athens ahead of her onward trip to Crete, where Gavin was waiting to welcome her to her new home. Courier Paul arriving in Athens with Luno Thunder, a dog from London to Athens Adorable Dachshund Thunder joined [...]

By |2022-05-23T12:04:42+01:00Tuesday, March 1, 2022|pet travel, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|7 Comments

A catch-up on recent pet travels through Europe and beyond

As we approach the end of the year, it's time to catch you up on some recent pet travels through Europe and beyond. Our couriers have been busy on the road and, and we've had the pleasure of transporting many delightful cats and dogs. Boru, a dog from Florida to Northern Ireland Splendid Boru is a giant Newfoundland belonging to Julie and family. He had a complex journey to join her. First, he flew from Tampa, Florida via Atlanta to Amsterdam where Courier Ricardo collected him for his journey to our Surrey base. Courier Anthony picked him up and took [...]

By |2022-05-23T14:00:24+01:00Thursday, December 23, 2021|pet air travel, pet travel|11 Comments

Tartan trips: pets travelling to and from Scotland

Here's a chance to catch up on some recent Animalcouriers trips with pets travelling to and from Scotland. Roger, Peggy and Patsy, 3 dogs from Dallas to Elgin We headed to Scotland with three delightful and well travelled hounds on board — Mastiff Roger and Patterdale Terriers Peggy and Patsy. Their journey had started a week earlier, when they set off from Texas to Chicago for their flight to Frankfurt with Lufthansa. In Chicago, a sudden heatwave put an embargo on dogs flying, so they had a short wait in kennels until the weather was cool enough for them to [...]

By |2021-09-06T14:53:14+01:00Wednesday, August 18, 2021|pet travel|18 Comments

Reuniting families with pets making complex journeys

Since the start of the year we've been involved in reuniting families with pets making complex journeys. Some of these families have waited weeks or even months to see their beloved pets again. Archie, Suzia and Jasiu, 3 dogs from South Africa to the UK This fabulous family of three hounds flew from Johannesburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. We collected them at the airport's Pet Hotel for their onward journey to the UK and a happy reunion with Mark. Jack Russell Jasiu, Dachshund Archie and Cocker Spaniel Suzia Mark shared this great photo of his [...]

A spring-time round-up of pets on the move

We felt it was time for a spring-time round-up of pets on the move across Europe and beyond. Kate's handsome cat Harry made the journey with us from Scandinavia to Birmingham Dear little Maggie travelled with us from Cork… …to the UK, with cuddles at both ends of her trip! Lovely lad Pongo, who travelled from Germany to Wales with Animalcouriers Annette over the moon to receive her wonderfully lively Labradoodle puppy Petzi, who we transported from the UK to Luxembourg. Annette told us: "We just wanted to thank you for [...]

By |2021-05-06T15:15:40+01:00Thursday, May 6, 2021|pet travel|23 Comments

Pets on their way to the Netherlands and Denmark

Animalcouriers made a trip to Europe with pets on their way to the Netherlands and Denmark. We travelled home with pets from Germany and Luxembourg travelling to rejoin their families in the UK. Bondi, a dog from London to the Netherlands Cavapoo Bondi made the journey with us from London to Amsterdam for a reunion with Ben and the rest of the family. Very cute Bondi on his way to Amsterdam Sawnoff, Champagne Charlie and Red Sue, 3 cats from Scotland to Denmark Lorraine's three rather wonderfully named cats travelled with us all the way from the Isle [...]

By |2021-05-01T15:24:54+01:00Saturday, May 1, 2021|pet travel|8 Comments
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